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368 Ratings

The Quiet American

Directed by Phillip Noyce
United States, United Kingdom, 2002


An older British reporter (Michael Caine) vies against a young American (Brendan Fraser) for the affections of a Vietnamese beauty (Do Thi Hai Yen).

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The Quiet American Directed by Phillip Noyce

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2003 | Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role

American Film Institute Awards

2003 | Winner: Movie of the Year

National Board of Review

2002 | 2 wins including: Best Director

Critics reviews

Caine’s Oscar-nominated performance is clearly one of the most nuanced to date from this first-rate actor, and Fraser is funny and effective as a foil to the old pro. Apparently trimmed by Miramax, which always knows what’s best for us, this 101-minute picture still packs a punch.
June 01, 2002
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